Pinot Noir Four 2018


Pinot Noir Four sits firmly at the darkest and most concentrated end of the Pimpernel Pinot Noir spectrum. Made exclusively with hand selected whole bunches of MV6, 2018 Pinot Noir Four (PN4) is a savoury and keenly structured wine which is ready to enjoy now.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Medium garnet

Aroma: After two hours of breathing, PN4 begins to hint at the plethora of characters hidden within. The fruit profile offering wild strawberries, blackberry and dark plum, then evolving more savoury cacao, roasted parsnip and nettles. Further still, the integrated new oak subtly adds notes of soft spice and cedar to the bouquet.

Palate: The palate is as one would expect from PN4 – elegant and defined. The matured, intense red and dark fruit characters are contrasted beautifully by tight dusty tannins, stalk spice and notes of roasted coffee lingering in the mouth. Persistent acidity underscores the intense fruit and harmonises the wine for a seemingly endless finish. Moreish in every mouthful.

Closure: Diam

Technical Notes

MV6 bunches were selectively sourced from the main block. Bunches were fermented in a stainless-steel vat with indigenous yeast and covered to promote carbonic maceration. Foot stomping was used to separate juice from the marc with traditional hand plunging later in the ferment. After extended fermentation the wine was basket pressed and moved to 40%+ new French oak. The wine was aged for 16 months with a single racking and no fining or filtration prior to bottling. 1,650 bottles made.

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